We are just a few short weeks away from going to Rwanda! I am a healthy mixture of excited and nervous. I'm so scared that I will be leaving family, friends, and my home as I know it, but on the other hand this is an opportunity of a lifetime and I can't wait to experience it. I remember when I first got accepted into going to Rwanda I honestly didn't know what to expect, but I said it would only bring good. Now that we are and have been preparing for it I am genuinely just ready to soak in everything I will experience and I know it will only change me for the better. We have been preparing in our meetings by doing our group exercises which have ultimately brought us closer together. We have also been putting a story together that has been directly been created by the village, and it warms my heart to know that we have been doing it. It's something to be truly proud of. There are so many ways to tell our stories as individual people, but the way we do ours just seems to be such a special and effective way to do so and I can't wait to put it out there for the people of Rwanda. On a different note, I have yet to start packing. I am a literal mess, but I will be fine. Rwanda, here we come!
About the Author
My name is Lisa Shaw and I am a junior theatre major at SUNY Buffalo State College. I love reading, watching movies, and anything that involves music. I’ve always wanted to travel around the world, and Rwanda is a great place to start. Combined with the love of helping people, making them happy, and wanting to travel, I believe that I can really make myself useful on this delegation and bring back what I will learn from Rwanda to my community. Everyone needs to know they have a voice. My village and I are just here to show them a way to use them.